Just one step away from having a new terminal, Terminal 3 Ultimate (T3U), Soekarno-Hatta Airport is projected to be on par with Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Singapore’s Changi Airport. Improvements to facilities and a growing number of passengers have boosted the airport’s ability to compete with the two neighbouring international airports. The development of T3U is a strategy of PT Angkasa Pura II, the operator of Soekarno Hatta Airport, to improve its services to passengers, and take over as the best airport in ASEAN. (Read: Jokowi Assures Terminal 3 of Soetta Airport to Operate in June 2016)
Angkasa Pura II’s President Director Budi Karya Sumadi said that with the operation of the T3U, Soekarno - Hatta Airport would no longer be a final destination airport, but a transit airport. The company will increase the number of international direct flights to achieve this objective, and increase the number of passengers to and from overseas. (Read: Soekarno Hatta 8th Busiest Airport in Asia)
Built based on the concept of local knowledge, T3U features unique Indonesian décor along with excellent facilities, such as a large parking area and runways for large aircraft. The terminal will house enough departure gatesto handle 25 million passengers a year. Public transport such as airport trains and light rail transit (LRT) Jakarta will be developed to support the operation of the airport.